Boys Life was/is from Kansas City, Missouri and originally formed in sometime in 1993ish. Their music is arguably a cross between Drive Like Jehu and Fugazi - though it's much much more. Throughout their years of playing, Boys Life developed a sound entirely their own that others have tried to copy but never nearly as great.
They released a whole lot of recordings including a split single with Secular Theme (Flapjack Records), a "Lister"/"Without Doubt" single (Synergy Records) and a split single with Giants Chair (HitIt! Recordings). crank! released a Boys Life / Vitreous Humor split single and then the band decided to do an album with crank! (their self titled debut). After that, a song on the crank! "(don't forget to) breathe" compilation and a legend of a split 10" with Christie Front Drive (crank!), Boys Life went on down to Cargo Records to release their second full length, "Departures And Landfalls".
The men in our family have been reading Boys’ Life since my late Dad was a kid (he loved “Think and Grin”). Our pack and troop area always 100% Boys Life units. Keep up the great work, BL (and please give Pedro a nap break – he’s getting pretty old).
Boys Life were a Kansas City, Mo., band with an intensely energetic, but dissonant sound that sprung out of the post-hardcore scene in 1993. The band began releasing material on split 7" records with other local outfits Secular Theme and Giants Chair. Relying on a stripped-down sound punctuated by out-of-tune, noisy guitars and a ‘quiet' then ‘loud' alternation, the foursome then put out two full-length albums, Boys Life in 1995 and the out-of-print classic Departures and Landfalls in 1996.